SAFE Newsletter: June 2021
Hello everyone! Happy June! Thank you for taking the time to read about Prevention-related information and events in our area. Please help spread the word about these important topics by forwarding and sharing this information.

As a reminder, we will not have a June meeting this year. We are taking the year off from a Strategic Planning Meeting. We will keep in touch with newsletters and some check-ins this summer and we'll kick off the monthly SAFE meetings again in August/September!
ACT Missouri Opioid Summit
ACT Missouri, a State Prevention Organization, is hosting a free Opioid Summit (virtual) at 10:00 a.m. on June 9th. There are 1.5 Credit hours available. Find out more and register here!
Media: Parent Up &
Alcohol Prevention
Do you have a newsletter coming up for your organization? Can you include a little information about prevention? We’ve made it easy for you to share the Parent Up underage drinking prevention messages throughout your networks (newsletters, social media, website, etc.) with these samples and links.
CADCA Mid-Year Training!

Interested in building up your prevention knowledge? The CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Mid-year Conference is virtual from July 12-15th. CADCA has been doing a great job hosting virtual conferences and there will be over 80 training sessions to choose from (pertinent to all sectors). Take a look at the sessions! If you are interested in attending, let Julia know. SAFE's DFC grant pays for training for all members and their organizations and will pay for you to attend!
Suicide Prevention Yard Signs
There are new suicide prevention yard signs available from Encourage Hope and Help, Tri-County's Youth Suicide Prevention Program. We can deliver these signs to your workplace or home. Just reply to this newsletter and let me know how many you'd like. There are six different choices of signs (examples below). They all have the same design front/back. Thank you to everyone who has displayed a sign in the past, and thank you for your support of suicide prevention efforts!
Funding Opportunities
Missouri Foundation For Health just released a current list of funding opportunities. This is a great resource with a very wide variety of grants available if your organization is looking for new funding sources. Take a look!
NAMI Family Support Group
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has great resources for those with a family member with mental illness. These could be good resources to pass on to your organization/clients/contacts. The virtual Family Support Group is coming up starting June 23rd and is for families with children with a mental health condition. Info on other resources & groups is available on the NAMI Missouri website.
Northland Coalition
The Northland Coalition is the larger coalition over all of the 20 smaller prevention coalitions, including SAFE. NC is affiliated with Tri-County Mental Health and meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesdays. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 16th. All are welcome! Just send an email to Emily Barnes at Tri-County to get the Zoom Link. Here are the minutes from the last meeting to give you an example of meeting content.
Equity Survey
Please take time to fill out this quick 5 question survey to be entered into a drawing for a Mug gift card! The Northland Coalition is collecting data from all coalitions regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Thank you!
This Is Quitting
SAFE is collaborating with other regional DFCs on a youth vaping cessation campaign. This is Quitting is a national text-based quit tool by the Truth Initiative and we have our own regional keyword to track regional quit data. If you know youth who want to quit vaping, have them text BREAKFREE to 88709! We need your help to get the word out to youth and the community. We have posters, fliers, and palm cards that you can share! Let Julia know if you'd like some materials delivered to you or download a printable flier here.
May SAFE Meeting Quick Re-Cap
23 members were present via Zoom for May's meeting. Emily Barnes from Tri-County Prevention gave an advocacy report regarding pending State legislation. Take-Back Day update: 245 lbs of prescription medications were collected in the past 6 months, with 574 lbs collected in the past year. There is a new resource brochure that was created by DOTS (Drug Overdose Trust and Safety); it has mental health and substance use treatment info for Clay County. SAFE is currently applying for year 6 of DFC in a competitive continuation process. (We submitted the grant in late May and will likely hear back in late August). We had two speakers: Sean Roberts, Business Community Liaison at Job Corps, and Laura Mize, Neighborhood Services-City of Excelsior. Both speakers gave updates on their organization's goals and current activities. It was great to hear about some of these positive things going on, as these are both examples of organizations that are doing local prevention work every day!
Enjoy your summer and as always, let us know if there's anything SAFE can do for you or your organization!